2 Oakey Creek Road, Pokolbin
JAMES HALLIDAY rating
Kelman Vineyard is the only residential vineyard in Australia. It is home to 86 families and the vines meander amongst the houses. We are all passionate about our wines.
We are a small boutique cellar door with great staff who offer a more relaxed, personal and educational experience. We have a museum of James Busby and William Kelman memorabilia (two of the pioneering forefathers of the wine industry in Australia. We have a resident historian for not just James Busby and William Kelman history but also the Hunter in general.
Our grape varieties include Shiraz, Tempranillo, Chardonnay, Semillon and Muscat. We offer a sweet wine range of late harvest Shiraz, late harvest Chardonnay and two Moscatos. We also offer a sparkling Chardonnay and a Rose. In winter we offer tastings of mulled wine.
Our wines are made from home grown grapes. Our Semillons have a crisp citrus finish and our 2013 Semillon won bronze at the Australian Small Winemakers Show. Our Chardonnay grapes are made into sparkling chardonnay and a straight, rich full, balanced oak Chardonnay. We produce a Rose with a faint, cherry, sherbet texture. Our Shiraz is a medium-bodied with a rich fruit spice plum nose with an earthy palate. The sweet wines are made from our late harvest Chardonnay and Shiraz, and our Muscat grapes.
We also sell local olives, vinegars and honey. In winter we offer tastings of mulled aromatic wine.
OPENING HOURS: 10:00am - 4:00pm Daily